Monthly Archives: July 2014

DayLight 7.19.14


hummingbirdDayLight Scripture – Examine me, God! Look at my heart! Put me to the test! Know my anxious thoughts! Look to see if there is any idolatrous way in me, then lead me on the eternal path!

Psalm 139:23-24

DayLight Prayer – Beautiful Lord, I pray this humble prayer of the psalmist today. I ask you to be my guide, my strength, and my comfort. Lord help me to live in fullness of your spirit in all that I do. Amen.

DayLight 7.19.14


pink-hydrangeasDayLight Scripture – “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged.

Matthew 7:7

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Help me to leave judging to you. If the world had its way, judgment would rule the day. God forbid it. Help me realize that when I judge others, it is only the same as I will be judged. Gracious one, lead me to conform to the holiness of your ways, and allow a judging heart not be formed within me. 

DayLight 7.18.14


HopeDayLight Scripture – Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer.

Romans 12:12

DayLight Prayer – Lord, My prayer today is for those who have found themselves in deep trouble. I know that it is hard to have hope when that happens. So Lord, be present with those desperate people who need you and fill them with your hope, your faith, your love. Amen.

DayLight 7.17.14


baby-mya-coming-around-the-cornerDayLight Scripture – Aim to live quietly, mind your own business, and earn your own living, just as I told you. That way you’ll behave appropriately toward outsiders, and you won’t be in need.

! Thessalonians 4: 11-12

DayLight Prayer – Lord, I am so grateful for those people in my life who have let me be, even when their advice would have saved me much trouble. Through their willingness to allow me my mistakes, I have learned many things. Help me to also live quietly, minding my own stuff, and help me to leave judgments of others to you…you, who sees so far beyond what I can see. Amen.

DayLight 7.16.14


thetopDayLight Scripture – Jesus traveled among all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, announcing the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.

Matthew 9:6

DayLight Prayer Lord, how wonderful to read about how you traveled, taught, and healed every disease and sickness. I pray today for people who are suffering from cancer. Sometimes when people hear that word, they give up. Send them more courage, and more hope that you are the almighty healer.   Amen.

DayLight 7.15.14


Trusting-God-280x230DayLight Scripture – Is my strength that of rocks, my flesh bronze?

Job 6:12

DayLight Prayer – Lord, today I know that there are many who are feeling that they are at the end of their strength. They want to cry out to you, but fear their prayers won’t be heard, much less responded to. Lord, I pray for those desperate ones, asking you to speak to them in ways, and through people so that they can be encouraged to seek you, call out to you, and trust you. Amen.

DayLight 7.14.14


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADayLight Scripture –Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you.

Romans 12:3

DayLight Prayer – God of heaven, forgive me when I think of myself more highly than others. I know that your love extends into all places, into all hearts, into all situations. Help me to be more like you and consider the whole and not just the part that I may see of a person’s life. Help me to accept that there are things I’ll never know about another person, and help me to extend grace when I don’t understand someone’s behavior and words. Help me to remember that you have surely gifted us all differently, and my gifts are no better than another’s. Forgive me for judging. Amen.

DayLight 7.13.14


harvestbountyrobinmolineDayLight Scripture – The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing.

Psalm 23:1

DayLight Prayer – Thank  you Lord, for the great blessing to rest in the peace of knowing that like a good shepherd, you are providing all my needs…All of my needs, even those of which I do not know. Help me Lord to share with others from the bounty of my life. Oh great God, I bless your name today. Amen.

DayLight 7.12.14


Landscape-WallpaperDayLight Scripture – Come and see God’s deeds; his works for human beings are awesome.

Psalm 66:5

DayLight Prayer – Today I am so thankful for the beauty that surrounds me. You have made this earth into an incredibly wonderful home for us. Thank you God for the sky, the soil, the sun and the rain which provides us nourishment and peace. Amen.

DayLight 7.11.14


shameDayLight Scripture – Mighty gates: lift up your heads! Ancient doors: rise up high! So the glorious king can enter!

Psalm 24:7

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Open the mighty gates of my heart, and enter in. Today I pray for all who have slammed the door in your face. Those who have been hurt, or are tired, or frustrated with the way things are going. I pray Lord that your sweet loving Spirit will swoop into them, and give them the grace to let you back in…or even in for the first time. God I bless your name because  you are mighty to save. Amen.